Debra Van Alstyne Esq.

Fannie Mae
Van Alstyne, Debra

Debra Van Alstyne is Associate General Counsel of Fannie Mae, where she focuses on offerings of asset-backed securities collaterized by multifamily mortgage loans and advises on implementation of SEC regulations. Ms. Van Alstyne is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. Alstyne was previously the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of HealthCare Financial Partners, Inc. (now GE Healthcare Financial Services), an attorney-advisor for the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission and counsel to a number of corporate and securities practice firms since 1983. She has over 25 years of experience addressing sophisticated securities, public company disclosure and corporate issues.

She received her B.S. from University of California, Irvine and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.


She is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 89-2nd, Periodic Reporting Under the Federal Securities Laws.  This portfolio analyzes the federal reporting requirements applicable to most publicly traded corporations. The portfolio focuses on the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and on the regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement the disclosure provisions of those laws.  The portfolio addresses the Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K requirements of public companies, as well as the annual report to security holders. The portfolio describes in detail the SEC's MD&A requirements. Important considerations that impact certain categories of information, such as forward-looking statements and financial information that does not comply with GAAP, are also discussed. Liability issues connected with nondisclosure and untruthful disclosure are also explored.